Chapter 6. Maintaining a healthy body weight. Overweight and youth. Over the last several decades, the number of teens in this country who are overweight has tripled. BMI above 85 th percentile-at risk for overweight Above 95 th percentile is overweight BMI changes with age
Maintaining a healthy body weight
Myth- consuming large amounts of proteins and lifting weights are the best ways to increase the size of your muscles and your muscular strength.
Myth-The best way to control your weight and body composition is by adjusting your exercise levels
Myth- Foods high in sugar, like candy bars, and sodas are good sources for quick energy if eaten 30 minutes before exercise